Niels Wilhelm Gade: Fantasy Pieces op. 43 for Clarinet and Piano: Clarinet:
clarinet part in B flat-Along with Robert Schumann s identically titled op. 73 the Fantasiestücke of 1864 by the Danish composer Niels Wilhelm Gade are an essential part of the repertoire of all clarinettists. Gade lived in Leipzig for a long time andhad been among Schumann s close friends. With this deeply romantic composition he made an important contribution to establishing the clarinet as a chamber-music soloist. The four pieces in this collection can of course beperformed separately and are ideal teaching material. Our editor the clarinettist Nicolai Pfeffer has drawn upon the German and Danish first editions and the autograph in Copenhagen as sources and consequently has been able toeliminate several discrepancies found in older editions.